FW: [canberrabirds] RFI

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Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] RFI
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2017 07:57:43 +0000

Perhaps some are a little out of date, but I have:


Mark Brazil ‘The Birds of Japan’  1991


Yukiyasu Kiyosu  ‘Birds’ Life in Japan’ 1959 2 profusely illustrated volumes, in Japanese


Wild Bird Society of Japan ‘A Field Guide to the Birds of Japan’  1982


James Clavell ‘Shogun’  1975  -  a well-thumbed paperback copy


Yoshimaro Yamashina ‘Birds in Japan – a Field Guide’  1982


Keisuke Kobayashi ‘Birds of Japan in Natural Colours’  1982, in Japanese


Rafael Steinberg ‘The Cooking of Japan’ 1972 (Time-Life Foods of the World series)


Jane Robinson ‘A Birder’s Guide to Japan’  1987


National Geographic Magazine of April 1936, an article ‘Friendly Journeys in Japan’ (see below illustration of ‘Caged Fishing Cormorants Need Frequent Exercise’)


I could bring a couple of the smaller works to the COG meeting on Wednesday




From: Martin Butterfield [
Sent: Sunday, 5 March 2017 5:00 PM
To: Mark Clayton
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Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] RFI


My understanding is that there is only one Field guide to the birds of Japan in English and its been out of print for at least 20 years.  I am quite happy to lend you my copy if my tale is correct.




On 5 March 2017 at 14:21, Mark Clayton <> wrote:

Hi all,


My wife and I are thinking of going to Japan some time in 2018. Does anyone have any experience with any Japanese field guides to the birds there (in English) that they would recommend?


Thanks in advance,



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